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Slide Hampton
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Hampton at Jerusalem Jazz Festival
Background information
Birth name Locksley Wellington Hampton
Born April 21, 1932 (1932-04-21) (age 89)
Jeannette, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Genres Jazz
Occupation(s) Musician
Instruments Trombone, Tuba, Flugelhorn
Years active 1950s–present
Labels MCG Jazz, Atlantic, Epic

Locksley Wellington "Slide" Hampton (born April 21, 1932) is an American jazz trombonist, composer and arranger. As his nickname implies, Hampton's main instrument is slide trombone, but he also occasionally plays tuba and flugelhorn.

Hampton taught at Harvard, artist-in-residence in 1981, the University of Massachusetts, DePaul University in Chicago, and Indiana State University.

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